Mary in the Liturgical Life of the Church

Course Level: Advanced

Course Summary

The role of Mary in the liturgical life of the Catholic Church is the focus of this course. We will reflect on how her presence in the liturgy brings worshippers closer to her Son and deeper into the Paschal Mystery. Besides considering Mary’s presence in the general liturgical texts, we will also look at the Church’s special collection of Marian Masses and a Marian adaptation of the Liturgy of the Hours. As a case study in drawing meaning from those special Masses, we will practice using the prayers and Scripture readings from one, the Mass of the Visitation, to conduct a liturgical reflection.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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